Alan Krawitz

Alan Krawitz

Independent Journalist

NY/LI-based journalist and communications guy. My work has appeared in Newsday, Daily News, NY Press, Queens Chronicle and more.

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Queens Chronicle

Battle continues over property tax

Calling the city’s Department of Finance the “Department of Fantasy,” and saying that the agency’s property valuation numbers make “no sense,” Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich presided over a...

Queens Chronicle

CB 11 OKs permit for Bayside health club

Despite the objections of an adjacent building owner, Community Board 11 approved a special permit application Monday night for a Lucille Roberts health club on Bell Boulevard which has been operating...

Queens Chronicle

‘Exotics’ is not the word for Elmhurst

For the owners of an Elmhurst restaurant and lounge, a third appearance before CB 4 in Corona was not the charm as the board turned down their request for a cabaret/ liquor license on Tuesday, amid fe...

Queens Chronicle

Greenway backers present to CB 6

Emphasizing that the Queensway project is in its “very earliest phase,” Forest Hills resident Travis Terry proceeded to lay out a detailed plan to turn 3.5 miles of abandoned Long Island Rail Road tra...

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Queens Chronicle

Kew Interchange update in Briarwood

More than 50 Briarwood residents gathered last Thursday for a firsthand update on the ongoing reconstruction of the Kew Gardens Interchange, which handles more than 500,000 vehicles daily.
Craig Ruyle...

Queens Chronicle

Neighbors call foul on FH hoops court

Back in June, Cobblestones Pub owner Peter Massaro was being hailed as something of a hero for installing a regulation-size half-basketball court behind his establishment at 117-18 Queens Blvd.
He was...

Queens Chronicle

N, W Subway Lines Ranked Worst In City

In its annual report on the subway system released Monday, the Straphangers Campaign slapped three Queens subway lines with the dubious distinction of being among the five worst rated. Only one Queens...

Queens Chronicle

Plan for Astoria shelter is ‘dead’

“Dead” was how community board member Rosemarie Poveromo described the plan to convert the Westway Motor Inn into a full-time shelter at Community Board 1’s meeting on Tuesday. The motel is located in...

Queens Chronicle

Remembering the fallen in Maspeth

Despite Saturday’s unusually turbulent weather that saw twin tornadoes tear through parts of Queens and Brooklyn, the community of Maspeth forged ahead with its annual World Trade Center Memorial Cere...

Queens Chronicle

Tea Party Patriots try to stir up races

Whitestone resident Lauren Whalen wasn’t always a political person. But, two watershed events of the past decade helped to dramatically alter her politics and her views.
“After 9/11, when most everyon...

Queens Chronicle

Testimony favors landmarking site

Worried that the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission could move to decalendar, or remove from further consideration, landmark status for the Colonial-era Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows, a...

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Queens Chronicle

Woodside honors resident with sign

Longtime Woodside resident Alejandro Nino may be gone, but after Saturday’s ceremony to co-name the street where he grew up, he won’t be forgotten.
About 40 of Nino’s close friends and family members ...